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Best Albums of the 2000s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 24,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
20002,051322,830 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,107280,661
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,177292,730 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20032,419253,925 Elephant (61st)
by The White Stripes
20042,323296,137 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,506250,453 Illinois (59th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,616245,963 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,674353,069 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20082,835209,367 Fleet Foxes (104th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,881216,785 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total24,5892,721,922

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Muse, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Animal Collective, Wilco and Sufjan Stevens.
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RankAlbumArtist
161.

CrossFrance Justice
Year of Release:2007Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 2007:21Rank Score:2,336
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:812
Average Rating:  77/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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162.

Bleed AmericanUnited States Jimmy Eat World
Year of Release:2001Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:2,327
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:817
Average Rating:  73/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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163.

Consolers Of The LonelyUnited States The Raconteurs
Year of Release:2008Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 2008:11Rank Score:2,323
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:818
Average Rating:  75/100 (243 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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164.

Fever RaySweden Fever Ray
Year of Release:2009Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:2,292
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:826
Average Rating:  78/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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165.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,268
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:830
Average Rating:  78/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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166.

How To Dismantle An Atomic BombIreland U2
Year of Release:2004Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 2004:19Rank Score:2,244
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:833
Average Rating:  70/100 (487 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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167.

MichiganUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2003Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 2003:16Rank Score:2,231
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:836
Average Rating:  81/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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168.

Our Love To AdmireUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2007Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:2,228
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:838
Average Rating:  74/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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169.

The Sophtware SlumpUnited States Grandaddy
Year of Release:2000Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 2000:18Rank Score:2,215
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:841
Average Rating:  78/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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170.

FallenUnited States Evanescence
Year of Release:2003Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 2003:17Rank Score:2,210
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:844
Average Rating:  64/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 88 9%
2001 93 9%
2002 98 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 101 10%
2006 108 11%
2007 105 11%
2008 108 11%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 580 58%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 16 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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